In the present day, Sam is still loitering on the steps of the public library, lost in his flashback until Garth finally snaps him out of it. A cute librarian takes them back to the history book section, a little puzzled as to how much to expect to learn about an "unknown" soldier. Nonetheless, she does find one book that might help them.
Back at the hospital, Carl has blasted his way into the lobby. He turns the gun on some guy in scrubs. "Hey ump -- you remember me?" he asks. "I 'stole' second." He starts berating the guy for making a bad call at their softball game or whatever the hell. All that really matters is that he's holding a grudge against Mr. Scrubs. He pulls the trigger. Click. Nothing happens. "Looks like you're shooting blanks," Dean says behind him. He grabs the gun from Carl, and then punches him in the face. Carl is hardly fazed, much to Dean's surprised. Carl returns the favor and totally lays Dean out. He picks Dean up off the floor by the neck and stares deeply into his eyes.
For some damned reason, we interrupt this scene of exciting action to check back into the library. The librarian reads Garth and Sam a passage about a Union soldier who killed his Confederate soldier brother, Vance Collins. Sam, having apparently skipped history courses in college, is surprised to learn that brothers fought on different sides of the war. "Legend has it that Vance swore vengeance on his brother with his dying breath," the librarian says. The Union brother dug up his brother years later and brought him home. You'd think that would be the time for the specter to get revenge on his brother, but whatever. "Are you suggesting this Vance guy is the Unknown Soldier?" Garth asks, as if there would be any other reason for her to read them that passage. Sam looks at a picture of Vance and notices a coin on a string around his neck.